I’ve been making an effort to edit photos in Lightroom lately.
I’ve played around with all the settings and made a couple of presets that I thought you’d like.
The presets were created in Lightroom to reflect my signature style for the different types of shots I take. I’m lazy and I like taking shortcuts. I’m sure you feel the same. If you’d like to reduce your editing time, just add a preset and make the necessary adjustments to your image.
I created a preset for the things I shoot most, namely portraits, cityscapes and pigeons. They aren’t one size fits all, but a little adjustment to the presets can go a long way.
Soft Portrait Preset
This is a little softer than my usual style, but creates a nice mood for portraits.
This preset is better suited for cityscapes and urban photography. You’ll notice it’s slightly colder and has a slight fade.
I’m not a huge fan of warm tones in my photos. I increased the contrast and clarity in this preset and added blue shadows for a cold, unforgiving urban effect.
Installing the presets
To install your presets, you’ll need to extract the downloaded .zip file and move the .lrtemplate files to a location on your hard drive.
Next, open Lightroom and go to the ‘Develop’ module.
Expand the Presets window on the left and scroll down to ‘User Presets’ and right-click. Select ‘Import…’ and navigate to where you saved the .lrtemplate files that you extracted. Choose the presets you want to install and click open.
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